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Climbing the pole : Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1955-1958

Author: John Thomson
Publisher: Eccles, Norwich, England : Erskine Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After his success on Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary continued climbing in the Himalayas. However, he also turned his interests toward Antarctica and exploration there. From 1955-1958, he led the New Zealand section of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition and in 1958, he was a part of the first mechanized expedition to the South Pole. In 1957 on the Antarctic Plateau Sir Edmund Hillary, the great New Zealand  Read more...
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Named Person: Edmund Hillary; Vivian Fuchs, Sir; Vivian Fuchs, Sir.; Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Thomson
ISBN: 9781852971069 1852971061
OCLC Number: 694227224
Description: 144 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: by John Thomson.

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"After his success on Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary continued climbing in the Himalayas. However, he also turned his interests toward Antarctica and exploration there. From 1955-1958, he led the New Zealand section of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition and in 1958, he was a part of the first mechanized expedition to the South Pole. In 1957 on the Antarctic Plateau Sir Edmund Hillary, the great New Zealand mountaineer, raced his expedition leader, Vivian Fuchs, to the South Pole for reasons that were never fully explained. Hillary's spin was that the Pole was there and he had time and fuel to get there first: so he did. Hillary's actions threw Fuchs Trans Antarctic Expedition into confusion. When he then suggested that Fuchs halt his march across Antarctica at the Pole and return a year later to complete the historic crossing, Hillary appeared to be approaching a state of mutiny on the ice: he was roundly criticised by many interested in Antarctic affairs, except that at home in New Zealand his spin took root and has never been vigorously challenged. Examining records that could more fully explain why Hillary acted as he did took the writer into part of the history of the Trans Antarctic Expedition: the part that somehow had escaped close examination for around half a century"--Publisher's description.

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